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ACP Best Practice Advice

The Clinical Guidelines Committee at ACP develops best practice advice to address the value of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions for various diseases. The development of these papers involves evaluation of the benefits, harms, and costs and how this can be translated into the value of an intervention. Establishing this balance ensures effective delivery of high-value care.

Current Best Practice Advice:

Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cancer Screening in Average Risk Women: Best Practice Advice from the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (2015)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Delivery of High-Value Care
  • High-Value, Cost-Conscious Health Care: Concepts for Clinicians to Evaluate the Benefits, Harms, and Costs of Medical Interventions (2011)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
Diabetes
  • Guideline: Oral Pharmacologic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians (2012)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
Generic Medications
  • Improving Adherence to Therapy and Clinical Outcomes While Containing Costs: Opportunities From the Greater Use of Generic Medications: Best Practice Advice from the American College of Physicians (2015)
    Full text | Summary for Patients
GERD
Imaging in Low Back Pain
Inpatient Glycemic Control
  • Inpatient Glycemic Control: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (2013)
    Full text (free until June 30, 2013) | News Release
Pulmonary Embolism
  • Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (2015)
    Full text | Summary for Patients

 

Future Best Practice Advice

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